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Fencing at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Team

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Westend Tennis Hall, Espoo
Date Started: July 29, 1952
Date Finished: July 30, 1952

Gold: HUN Hungary
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: FRA France


Luckily the team competition was held before the individual sabre or everyone except the Hungarians may just have got up and gone home. Although Hungary had, to no one’s surprise, run amok against inferior opposition there was to be a sting in the tail. The match which effectively decided the gold medal pitted Hungary against Italy, the nation that more than any other had tried to break the quarter century of Magyar superiority. With the score at 7-6 to Italy, [Tibor Berczelly] and finally [Rudolf Kárpáti] held their nerve to ensure the Hungary streak continued.

This was [Aladár Gerevich]’s fourth (of six) successive victory in the event with his team-mates [Tibor Berczelly], [Pál Kovács] and [László Rajcsányi] both recorded their third straight title.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 France FRA Bronze
4 United States USA
5T Austria AUT
5T Belgium BEL
5T Great Britain GBR
5T Poland POL
3 p1 r2/4 Argentina ARG
3 p2 r2/4 Denmark DEN
3 p3 r2/4 Germany GER
3 p4 r2/4 Egypt EGY
3 p1 r1/4 Romania ROU
3 p2 r1/4 Venezuela VEN
3 p3 r1/4 Australia AUS
3 p4 r1/4 Soviet Union URS
3 p5 r1/4 Portugal POR
3 p6 r1/4 Switzerland SUI
4 p5 r1/4 Saar SAA